CalNet ID

You should have created your CalNet ID and received a Student Identification Number (SID) when you accepted your admissions offer. If you do not remember your CalNet ID or passphrase, or need assistance with your CalNet ID, please contact or visit the Cal 1 Card Office website for more information


Take the time to explore your CalCentral page. You will need your CalNet ID and passphrase to log in. Through CalCentral you will sign up for your berkeley email (bMail), find financial and academic information, receive important notifications, and more.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

All students should sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in order to be paid electronically. The sign-up feature usually becomes available through CalCentral in June.


The search for housing should begin before you arrive. Securing housing can take up to a couple of months, so we suggest you start your search early! One of the most common ways for new students to find housing is through the Slack group. You should have already received an email to join the Slack group.  If you did not receive a Slack invitation please notify Glenna Anton at This group is for new students to connect with one another and find potential roommates. You can also subscribe to the EECS Grads Housing email listserv by sending a request to the Students in the past have also found housing options through University Housing, the Berkeley Student Cooperative, and the International House.

Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

All graduate students are required to complete both the online and in-person Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainings. You must complete the online training prior to the first day of instruction (failure to do so will result in an enrollment block). The in-person training will be held via Zoom through the Graduate Division New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)  Students need to attend only one “in-person” (Zoom) training.